Taking the Journey
The Journey. Where does it begin and end?
We all have a journey. Along the path of life, the journey will have many twists and turns. It’s just like taking a road trip; you’re excited, and even when you know where you’re going, sometimes, there are obstacles along the way. When that happens we must, as good drivers, be prepared to get past them even if it means we must take a different route. This way we can remember what to do on our return trip so we don’t encounter those hurdles again.
When we come across obstacles, instead of going around them, the challenge is to remove them so we don’t have to deal with them repeatedly. The question for most of us is, “how do we remove these obstacles?” A good coach can help you discover what tools to use to not only remove the obstacles, but to recognize them when they show up.
Here are some questions to ask yourself: What are the obstacles in my life? How do I recognize them when they show up? What are some of the tools I need to remove them?
Some of our obstacles in life are peer pressure, school, family, work, health, finances and time. Behaviors we exhibit include asking ourselves what others will think, stressing over finances, procrastinating or telling ourselves we don’t have time or need to find time.
So how can we overcome these obstacles? First, acknowledge they exist. You can even give the obstacles, your saboteur, a name. The name should reflect how it makes you feel when your saboteur shows up. Are you anxious, sad, angry … ? Then think of a word, phrase, name, place or book that is positive and strong. This will cause you to have a mindset shift. Use the name chosen to push your saboteur out of the way and replace it with willpower. This will combat your saboteur.
Lastly, time is not lost, so you won’t find it. You must create the space for what you want and need in your life. Use that time for what you want and need to do, but remember it’s up to you to create that space.
If you have specific questions, please write me and I will answer them. Questions will be made anonymous so you do not have to worry about being vulnerable. Next month we will touch on “discovery.”
Augusta Scott is a certified life coach, downtown denizen and a person to know within the downtown community. Email her at DowntownAbby@dtZEN.com. For coaching opportunities visit Augusta’s website: www.AugustaScott.com.